32-year-old Paul Miller, who is known for his racist rants on social media, dressed as the Batman antagonist ‘Joker’, was arrested by the FBI this week due to growing complaints against his vocal desire to “gas” Jews and promotion of ugly stereotypes against Black people on social media. Miller has been arrested on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Native to New Jersey, Miller was deemed by the Anti-Defamation League as “volatile white supremacist-accelerationist”. According to the ADL, Miller told several users: “Riddle me this before you go. I’m loud and obnoxious. I like music that rhythms. I’m a fraction of the population but commit half the crimes. What am I? I’m a [racial slur].” In another video, Miller claimed to be amassing an “army” and threatened to “gas Jews.” His social media feed also featured various posts with swastikas and racial slurs against Black men and women and Jewish men and women.
As was his usual practice, Miller used to frequently troll users on chat platforms while dressed up as either The Joker or The Riddler characters from the Batman comic. Unfortunately enough, Millers’ stunts gained him thousands of followers on social media platforms such as DLive, Twitch, and Bitwage.Tv, where he streamed racist and antisemitic content. His Telegram page, named “Gypsy Crusader,” hosts a daily stream of racist and antisemitic content for more than 42,000 followers.
As reported by the media, one of Miller’s neighbors who witnessed his arrest said he thought that the white supremacist had been storing guns at his home in Florida, where he moved only recently. “We saw him come outside. They took him out of the house and were walking him around and they ended up taking him back and took him away and everyone was all in uniform,” the neighbor told broadcaster WTVJ. “We started seeing them come outside with boxes. One box definitely looked like either a shotgun on the front or an AK,” the neighbor said.
Following his arrest on Tuesday, a message was posted to his Telegram page asking for donations that will go towards Miller’s “extensive future legal fees.” In his first appearance in court on Wednesday, Miller claimed, “I’m really sorry for all of this. I really am,” without specifying the reason for his apology.